Legionnaire disease is a very serious kind of pneumonia. It's lung inflammation caused by a bacterium called legionella.
You get the disease not from daily contact with people, but from inhaling the bacteria or touching contaminated soil.
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in muscles
- Pain in chest
Pontiac fever is a mild form of this disease. It usually clears after a couple of days.
- Don't smoke
- Disinfection of pools, spas and water systems
- Keeping your surrounding very clean
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